Harbord Diggers has become quite the dining precinct – and their most recent addition – Vietnamese restaurant Bau Truong is making waves for all the right reasons.
Michael Thai and his family have run famed Vietnamese restaurant Bau Truong in Cabramatta since 1995. Serving a range of home-style dishes that are inspired by the flavours of the old Saigon markets, their new Bau Truong restaurant is now becoming a firm favourite on the Northern Beaches too.
Bau Truong has become synonymous with quality, refined Vietnamese dining, boasting flavourful mains, exotic entrees, elegant desserts and a selection of cultural beverages. The delicacies served at all Bau Truong restaurants are safely guarded recipes which stem from the fond childhood memories of Vietnamese migrant, and Michael’s mum – Bac Cang Nghieu (pictured below).
For their latest venture, Bac Cang and Michael have brought some of their classic dishes and traditional favourites to the shores of Freshwater. “The Harbord Diggers menu has been developed with the coastal location in mind,”explains Michael. “With a number of fresh Vietnamese salads and noodle specialities joining with traditional curries and seafood stir fry dishes.”
“Popular dishes from our Western Sydney restaurants are included such as our pork and taro spring rolls, roast duck dumplings, beef and green mango salad, as well as our delectable golden fried soft shell crab in tamarind glaze,” he adds.
With a focus on fresh flavours that stem from Bac Cang’s upbringing, Bau Truong at the Diggers also caters for vegetarians and vegans as well as those with gluten intolerances. “Many of the dishes on our Diggers menu cater for those with dietary requirements, with our okras in garlic and chilli, taro curry and vegetarian Peking pancakes some of our favourites and many of our entrees and mains are designed to be shared,” says Michael. “We also have a great selection of Vietnamese beverages such as our fruit shakes and whole coconut that are perfect to enjoy with a pho or noodle dish for a light lunch.”
Bau Truong follows in the footsteps of other successful restaurants, AcquaFresca by Pilu and Teddy Larkin’s Seafood and Steakhouse, as well as DD Collective Café which are all located at the Diggers.
Bau Truong is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner at Harbord Diggers. To view the menu or book visit www.harborddiggers.com.au